So we all saw Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and were gaga over this 2 hours 31 minutes movie. But none the less this movie did leave us in a bit of confused state with incomplete theories. From what we hear Warner Brothers is all set to release an uncut extended Ultimate Edition version of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice which gives us quite a bit of insight on what we’ve missed out on so far.
Zack Snyder commented, “deeper dive into that world, and there are storylines in there that get fleshed out by the longer version.” With Snyder further going on to call this as the ‘Ultimate Cut’ with R rating for the added action and violence that were a bit too intense to fit the PG-13 rating.
“We call it the Ultimate Cut because to me it’s a deeper dive into that world and there are storylines in there that get fleshed out by the longer version… I would say that we didn’t really take out much of the Superman/Batman story because I felt like, you know that’s kind of the movie, but there was some sort of interstitial stuff that surrounds the story, that kind of finishes some of the ideas that we trimmed back, and I think that’s what you get.”
Without waiting much longer let’s see what the ‘Ultimate Cut’, has to offer. For starters, we would finally get to see the missing scenes with Jena Malone which sadly could not make it to the theatres, how Lex Luthor framed Superman and the additional action by Jimmy Olsen. Rumor has it that he will get a little more of screen time before he’s exposed as a CIA operative agent and removed from the DC Extended Universe completely.
CBM shares a detailed explanation of how Lex Luthor framed Superman for the killing of terrorist: “For starters, Anatoli Knyazev/KGBeast actually burns the bodies to make it look like the hero wiped the men out with his heat vision. Secondly, the villager who testified about his actions to that senate committee is revealed to be an actress hired by Luthor, and she’s later murdered by his men after having a change of heart and telling Senator Finch the truth. This version of the movie makes it clear that Lex has orchestrated everything we’re seeing, whereas the theatrical cut of Batman v Superman arguably played out more like a series of coincidences in the villain’s favour.”
While this is the case, it quite clearly shows that Wallace Keefe was not a suicide bomber but Luthor framed him as well by planting a bomb on his wheelchair without him knowing. And the ever burning question why Superman was not able to detect this bomb – well simple explanation, the bomb was encased in the lead which was undetectable. The scenes went on to show when Lois enters Keefe’s apartment there are groceries on the counter, which explains why would a suicide bomber buy groceries before dying.
Moving on to Malone who plays not that interesting role as we thought she would, her role only consists of being a S.T.A.R. Laboratories employee who provides information to Lois Lane about the bullet she found in the desert.
Lastly, we get to see where Lex Luthor is headed. Which was a bit fuzzy in the theatrical cut. Luthor hints on knowing Batman’s true identity, and also taunting him. Luthor is soon seen wallowing when Batman reveals that he has made arrangements for Luthor to be put away in Arkham Asylum.
Small bits and pieces show Superman flying victims and saving then from the wreckage of the Senate explosion. It shows more Kent Clarks investigation on Batman, extended scenes shown from his funeral brings back Pete Ross and Lana Lang from the Daily Planet and we see someone mentioning about Bruce Wayne paying for the service.